P.R.I.D.E: Pre-Service Foster & Resource Parent Training

P.R.I.D.E: Pre-Service Foster & Resource Parent Training

P.R.I.D.E: Pre-Service Foster & Resource Parent Training is a training program designed to prepare individuals or couples to become foster parents or resource parents.

Parent Resources for Information Development & Education (P.R.I.D.E)

The P.R.I.D.E Model of Practice is built upon 5 core competency categories developed through comprehensive role analysis:

  1. Protecting and nurturing children;
  2. Meeting children's developmental needs and addressing their delays;
  3. Supporting relationships with birth families;
  4. Connecting children to safe, nurturing relationships intended to last a lifetime (permanency); and
  5. Working as a member of the professional team.

Please note: Participants will be required to have access to a computer as there will be assignments to be completed between sessions.

Homes for Teens Needed

Chesapeake has a desperate need for homes for older children. These children need more than a safe home.

  • They need lots of emotional support.
  • They need someone to: 
    • Listen and help them grow
    • Guide and motivate
    • Be a role model

Independent living services are offered to teens by our agency and community partners. 

What are the Basic Requirements to be eligible to Foster?

 Are you?

  • 21 years of age or older?
  • Married/ Single/ Widowed/Cohabitating? Physically and mentally healthy?
  • Able to meet your own financial needs?
  • Able to maintain a safe, loving & stable home environment?
  • Able to accommodate a child in your home (bed & space)
  • No child can share a bedroom with an adult (Anyone 18 years of age and older is an adult)

Do you have?

  • A working telephone (cell phone/home telephone)
  • Reliable transportation & a driving record in good standing?
  • The ability to transport child to all needed appointments? 
  • Sufficient income to provide for your household?

If you responded Yes to these questions you're on your way!

If you have a criminal history, you may still be eligible to become a Foster Parent. Contact us directly for more information or visit Virginia Law Website.

Download Human Service Foster Flyer (PDF)